Help End Blogger Poverty…

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Your donation will help end the suffering of one blogger who will no longer have to worry about meeting a page view quota for an entire month.During that time, the blogger you sponsor can devote her time to studying to pass her NC state board real estate Broker exam.Whaddya say?Help ease my suffering this month so I can devote more time to study, please? … [Read more...]

Demonizing Each Other…

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... Yesterday I asked readers here, on Facebook, and on Twitter to give me three words to describe Democrats. I was curious to see if conservative republicans would be any more charitable than their liberal counter parts.Image source.More charitable, no. But less racist, by far. For a group of people identifying themselves as tolerant of others they certainly seemed focused on intolerance toward white people. And the elderly. And men. Yeah, there were a whole lot of "Rich white … [Read more...]

Places Where It’s Acceptable to Celebrate Using a Theme…

Enchanment under the sea

... School dances have themes.YesMasses do not.NoInspired by Fr. E. … [Read more...]

Begone, You Wilted Bane of My Existence. I Can Still Celebrate Christmas Without You…

chrismess

... I couldn't take it anymore. The tree had to go.Christmas. More like chrismess. Needles and dead greenery everywhere. And the crippled, pathetic thing kept tipping over.Now don't mistake me. I'm no Grinch, typically I'm a Christmas purists who keeps her tree up at least until Epiphany. I tried keeping all the decorations up until Candlemas one year but, oh, the fire hazard.I just don't get how dead, shriveled greenery is supposed to recall the birth of Christ. I suppose in … [Read more...]

Older and Wiser…

Jan 1st

... It's hard to believe my son is almost a teenager. It seems like just yesterday I was able to get away with lying that I got him fireworks for his birthday.Happy birthday, Kiddo. Mama loves ya. … [Read more...]

All Stocked Up On Crazy Over Here, Thanks…

aint nobody got time for demons

... Deep, dark fears. Everyone's got them. Animator Fran Krause takes those fears and illustrates them for his web comic, Deep Dark Fears.In the spirit of irrational fears, cause Lord knows I got a million, here's my number #1 fear -- reflective surfaces... because that's how the demons get in.I hate reflections in windows at night, mirrors, and as an added precaution I had all the artwork in my home framed in non-reflective, glare free, museum quality glass. … [Read more...]

So You Want To Be A Blogger…

every time

... Answering reader email.Dear Crescat,I started a blog a few months ago and already I'm struggling with staying motivated and finding fresh material to write about. I heard some writers have certain rituals or routines. I've also been told it's important to keep a designated writing space available. What's your creative space look like?Sincerely, Bummed BloggerDear Bummed,My designated writing space is anywhere in my home where the wifi reception isn't interrupted by … [Read more...]

But It’s Still Christmas…

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... I used to think the saddest sight was a discarded Christmas tree on the curb the day after Christmas. Nope. I was wrong.The saddest thing ever was watching my neighbor remove his exterior lights at 3pm on Christmas Day. … [Read more...]

I Regret Nothing…

Doctors

... Gratuitous Doctor Who stick comic.For no other reason other than I can. … [Read more...]


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